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36 Holiday Gag Gifts
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Presents for Curmudgeons

We all have at least one person in our lives who acts like grumpy old Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol" when the holidays roll around, but that doesn't mean you can't still treat them to a laugh. Whether it's an emergency clown nose for a curmudgeonly boss or cranky co-worker, or a bearded ski mask for that family member who needs some relief from holiday stress, we've found hilarious gag gifts for every type of person on your list. From silly novelties to surprisingly useful products, these gag gifts are sure to brighten up the holidays for everyone.

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Leg Lamp
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Leg Lamp

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A replica of the famous leg lamp from the holiday classic "A Christmas Story," this novelty gift is sure to brighten the spirits of any grouch just as it did the father in the movie. Just be sure not to "accidentally" knock it over and break it.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint Lock
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Shut The Hell Up Chewing Gum
Off The Wagon

Shut the Hell Up Chewing Gum

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When the words aren't enough, your Scrooge can simply offer someone a nice big pack of Shut The Hell Up gum. Perfect for pesky carolers, noisy holiday revelers, and anyone trying to spread good cheer at the holidays.

Toilet Mug
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Bacon Soap
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Bacon Soap

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The malcontent in your life probably hates all of those flowery smelling soaps that people always gift during the holidays. So instead give them a bar of soap that smells like delicious bacon so they can scrub away all of that holiday cheer.

Bearded Ski Mask
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Bearded Ski Mask

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While it may be a bit of splurge, this bearded ski mask also serves a practical purpose by keeping your favorite malcontent's surly face warm. It's a great gag gift for the avid skier or snowboarder looking to escape the holidays or anyone who just wants to hide from family and friends this season.

Profanity Book Generator
Amazon

Profanity Generator Book

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The Scrooge in your world likely has plenty of negative things to say around the holidays, so why not help them get a bit more inventive than just "Bah! Humbug!" This profanity generator notebook lets them mix and match curses when standard profanity just won't do, and the resulting expressions are hilarious.

Grilled Cheesus Sandwich Press
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The Grilled Cheesus Sandwich Press

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While everyone else is caroling and merrily celebrating the holidays, your Scrooge can keep themselves entertained by making grilled cheese sandwiches with this sandwich press that toasts an image of Jesus onto the bread. It's the type of irreverent and actually useful gag gift that any Scrooge would appreciate.

Reindeer Antlers Headband
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Reindeer Antlers Headband

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Lead the way like Rudolph with this plush reindeer antler headband, the perfect gift for holiday parties, costume soirees, or just wearing around the house. They're just like the ones worn by one of our favorite Scrooges, Bill Murray, in "A Very Murray Christmas," so they're bound be a great fit for the Scrooge in your life.

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Shakespearean Insult Bandages
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Shakespearean Insult Bandages

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When the Scrooge in your life wants to insult someone in a classy way — and also happens to have a minor cut or scrape — these Shakespearean Insult bandages are perfect. Anyone who thinks up "Poisonous bunch-backed toad!" for "Richard III" has a lot to offer in the field of adding insult to injury.

Gift of Nothing
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Gift of Nothing

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There's always at least one person on your holiday gift buying list who, asked what they want this year, say, "Nothing!" Instead of getting frustrated, get them what they want: Nothing! The Gift of Nothing comes wrapped in plastic with a little explanation about all the things the recipient can do with nothing. (Note: Doing nothing has a cost, and it's more expensive than ever. This item is up $3 since last year.)

Snowman Poop Earrings
Etsy

Snowman Poop Earrings

Price: $11.50 from Etsy
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Because there's a good chance you know a Scrooge that needs earrings, these snowman poop earrings are the perfect gag stocking stuffer. The card on the white glitter stud earrings says it all: "Heard you've been naughty, so here's the scoop ... all you get for Christmas is snowman poop." Very classy.

Coffee Flavored Candy Canes
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Coffee-Flavored Candy Canes

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Scrooge would likely scoff at the idea of a eating a traditional peppermint candy cane, but a coffee-flavored one is perfectly bitter for the old miser. This gag treat would also be great for the coffee lover in your life or anyone who might prank people by swapping these with peppermint ones.

Blah Button
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Blah Button

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For those times when your cranky friend, family member, or co-worker gets tired of all the holiday cheer and caroling, they can just hit the Blah Button and it will say exactly what they're thinking: "Blah, blah, blah." The battery operated button says "blah" 12 ways, including fast, slow, and in different voices.

Digital Retirement Countdown Timer
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Digital Retirement Countdown Timer

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As much as Scrooge would prefer that everyone work on Christmas, he also likely looks forward to retirement when he doesn't have to be bothered by everyone's holiday cheer. Give your favorite Scrooge something to look forward to with this clock that counts down the time to their retirement.

Coddies Fish Flops
Coddies

Fish Flops

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Want try a new angle with your favorite grouch? If they're into fishing, a pair of these colorful flip-flops will leave them reeling, as their feet will have newfound allure. The Fish Flops have been deemed by one customer to be "hilariously weird and surprisingly comfortable."

Emergency Underpants
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Emergency Underpants

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Even Scrooge deserves a chuckle on a crappy day, and these emergency underpants are sure to come to the rescue. An excellent stocking stuffer for the most crotchety among us, this is a great one for your grumpy grandpa or co-worker.

Huge Wine Bottle Glass
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Scrooged Movie
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'Scrooged'

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Earlier we mentioned that Bill Murray is one of our favorite Scrooges, so why not get the Scrooge a copy of "Scrooged," the hilarious retelling of Dickens' holiday classic starring Mr. Murray? While it's not your typical gag gift, it's sure to get a laugh when the grump of your choosing opens it.

Yodeling Christmas Pickle Ornament
Walmart

Yodeling Christmas Pickle Ornament

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This ornament is the perfect gift for the Scrooge in your life who would rather be doing anything other than decorating a Christmas tree. Hanging a pickle on the tree is actually an old German tradition, and this one has the added annoying bonus of sounding off every time someone walks by its motion detector.

Nap Sack Sleep Hood
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Nap Sack Sleep Hood in a Box

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The Scrooge in your life would mostly likely prefer to sleep through the holiday celebrations — or really anything that involves fun — so why not give them the perfect accessory to do so. Important note: This is just a gag gift box with the images on the outside, there's no sleep hood inside, but it's great for chuckles and you can put your actual gift inside.

Fake Spider in a Box
Scarebox

Fake Spider in a Box

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For the arachnophobe in your life or the grouch who loves playing pranks, this spider is sure to bring plenty of shrieks and laughs when the unsuspecting recipient opens the box. Since it already comes in its own box, it makes for the perfect holiday gift; some reviewers have suggested decorating the outside so it's even more of a surprise.

Fake Bug Sandwich Bags
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Fake Bug Sandwich Bags

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No one will ever steal your Scrooge's lunch from the refrigerator again with these gag sandwich bags that make it look like there's a bug crawling inside. Your crabby friend or family member will also likely get a sinister laugh when they see the shocked reactions on people's faces as they reach for the bags.

WTF Notepad
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WTF Notepad

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This notepad is great for when the Scrooge in your life can't be bothered to complain directly to someone and would rather just leave a grouchy message. The WTF notepad offers plenty of prickly options such as "WTF were you thinking?" and "WTF is wrong with you?" and the notes can be applied to any situation they find annoying.

E.M.T. Lunch Tote
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E.M.T. Lunch Tote

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This makes a great gift for that co-worker, friend, or family member who is sick of everyone asking them what they're having for lunch. The lunch tote is made to look like they're transporting human organs, a macabre joke that only a Scrooge would truly appreciate.

Drinking Helmet
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Drinking Helmet

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The curmudgeon in your life probably hates having to get up from their favorite chair during the holidays, so this helmet saves them the trouble by letting them drink two beers or sodas together without even having to lift a finger. They just put two cans in the holders and drink through the straw, and then they can enjoy watching "Scrooged" uninterrupted.

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Emergency Clown Nose
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Emergency Clown Nose (12-pack)

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For those times when a laugh is needed urgently, these emergency clown noses are a quick and easy way to bring on the chuckles during the holidays — or anytime. The squishy foam noses can be used for any occasion — from boring office holiday parties to cheering up fellow drivers in bad traffic — plus they come in a 12-pack so everyone can share in the fun.

Moody Cards
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Moodycards

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A handy gag gift for your moodiest of friends or family members, this flippable pad comes with plenty of curmudgeonly statements that your Scrooge can share with their co-workers. The pad also comes with blank cards and an erasable pen so they can write their own surly messages.

Whoopie Cushion
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Whoopee Cushions (Set of 3)

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A classic gag gift. Available as a set of three, this self-inflating version will let you have a gas by pranking the Scrooge in your life throughout the holidays — and they may start surprising others with it, too.

Snake in a Can
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Snake-in-a-Can

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Another classic gag, the old snake-in-a-can trick is a great gift for any crab, and this one has the 4-foot, 5-inch snake spring out of a potato chip can. Sure to surprise your Scrooge.

British Accent Breath Spray
Off The Wagon

British Accent Breath Spray

Price: $6 from Off The Wagon
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If your gift recipient is really feeling like Scrooge this holiday season, why not give them this handy breath spray that promises an instant British accent just like old Ebenezer himself. (Some customer participation, or extreme suggestibility, required.) It makes "Bah! Humbug!" sound particularly nasty. Charles Dickens would surely approve.

Santa's Surprise Jelly Beans
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Santa's Surprise Jelly Beans

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A bit of Christmas potty humor is probably what your favorite sourpuss needs this holiday, and Santa's Surprise Jelly Beans deliver a big load of fun right down the old chimney chute. The red (strawberry), green (watermelon), and white (piña colada) jelly beans are great for a laugh and actually taste good. This might be a bit over-the-top for your boss, but hey, maybe they have a great sense of humor.

A Christmas Carol Movie
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'A Christmas Carol'

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And if you're poking fun at the griper in your life with one movie about Scrooge, you should probably get them the classic film, "A Christmas Carol." They may just learn to be a little less grumpy this year, and maybe they'll avoid visits from the ghosts of Christmas.